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Why do shrinks flock to Cape Cod’s Wellfleet?
Every summer, thousands of mental health professionals pack their bags and set off for the tiny town.
Langlais’s folksy art defies cynicism
Sebastian Smee reviews an authoritative retrospective exhibit devoted to works by Bernard Langlais at the Colby College Museum of Art.
What would Jesus do (about climate change)?
Gordon College science professor Dorothy Boorse wants evangelical Christians to connect their faith with caring for the environment.
A rare ride, the bamboo bicycle
Erba Cycles’ Randall Levere turns heads with the unexpected material he uses in his South Boston cycling business.
Mansard Painted Lady brought back from the brink
Thirty-three years ago, this Victorian was condemned. A journey followed during which it was rejuvenated and the owner became an architectural consultant.
Olympic dreams: How Boston was shaped by the trophies it didn’t win
The city tried and failed to host the 1980 alterna-Olympics, the 1976 World Expo, and NASA Mission Control. They ended up changing the landscape anyway.
Curt Schilling’s son Gehrig, family overcome obstacles
Gehrig Schilling conquered an eating disorder as his family endured illness and financial troubles.
My Instagram: Charlotte Wilder
Porter Square resident Charlotte Wilder’s Instagram is a plethora of pretty things of the culinary kind. Wilder is an editor at “America’s Test Kitchen.”
Melamine tray that’s as pretty as it is practical
You can find high-quality pieces, such as this 15-by-19-inch serving tray by French brand Artiga.
Blake Lively’s website has style, maybe too much
Blake Lively has launched her new lifestyle website Preserve, a pretentious thing of overstylized beauty.
Tables: Bastille Kitchen to open
The long-awaited French bistro is coming to Fort Point, and more chatter from the dining scene.
Hyper-local wines in the eyes of the beholder
It may be news to you that Massachusetts’ north coast is home to a growing community of wineries and beer breweries.
Posh protein at new Burlington steakhouse
The Bancroft is a modern American steakhouse in Burlington’s burgeoning 3rd Ave retail development.
The ticket: Art
Sebastian Smee’s picks for notable art exhibitions on view around the region this week.
Martha’s Vineyard friends pay tribute to Harold Ramis
Friends and family of Harold Ramis bid a fond and fitting farewell to the great writer/director at a memorial on Martha’s Vineyard the other night. A longtime summer resident of the island, Ramis was eulogized in song at an event hosted by Tom and Joanne Ashe. Though best known for his role in “Ghostbusters,” Ramis directed a slew of successful comedies, including “Caddyshack,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” and the classic “Groundhog Day.” He died in February of complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels.
Director tweets pic of Ben Affleck in Batman mask
Director Zack Snyder continues to use Twitter to tease fans with images from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the forthcoming film starring a brooding Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader. Friday, Snyder tweeted a picture of our homeboy in the Batman mask. It was captioned #75, a reference to the superhero’s 75th anniversary, which was celebrated earlier in the week.
Wyeth exhibit a winner for the MFA
The just-opened Jamie Wyeth exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts is apparently popular with patrons. The MFA reports that 2,463 people visited the Torf Gallery on opening day, which compares favorably to the opening of some other recent high-profile shows at the museum. On its first day, for example, “Mario Testino: In Your Face,” a series of the famed photographer’s somewhat bawdy images of supermodels, attracted 1,858 visitors. (The opening of “Alex Katz Prints” drew 1,420 people while 1,959 visitors ogled “Degas Nudes” on the first day.) Also, last week’s lecture with Wyeth also sold out, prompting a repeat performance to be planned for Sept. 21.